Masters of Horror - Joe Dantes Homecoming on DVD July 11th

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Sometimes Horror Reaches From Beyond The Grave Into The Headlines…"Homecoming" directed by Joe Dante, perhaps the most controversial feature of the critically-acclaimed Masters of Horror anthology series, bows on DVD on Tuesday, July 11th, from Anchor Bay Entertainment, an IDT Entertainment company.

The subject of intense debate since its first airing and featured in The Los Angeles Times and Newsweek magazine, Joe Dante’s (The Howling, Gremlins, Looney Tunes Back In Action), "Homecoming" blends zombie horror and contemporary political satire with chilling – and timely -- results. Terror and scandal grip the nation when dead soldiers rise en masse to have their voices heard one more time during the Presidential election. Based on the award-winning short story "Death and Suffrage" by Dale Baily and adapted by Sam Hamm (Batman), "Homecoming" stars Jon Tenney (Looking For Comedy in the Muslim World) and veteran Dante collaborator Robert Picardo (The Howling, Innerspace and TV’s "Star Trek Voyager").

JOE DANTE’S HOMECOMING boasts a battalion of DVD extras:

  • Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1), enhanced for 16x9 TVs
  • Featurettes: "The Dead Come Marching," "Working With A Master: Joe Dante,"
  • Behind The Scenes: The Making of Homecoming
  • On Set: An Interview with Jon Tenney
  • On Set: An Interview with Robert Picardo
  • On Set: An Interview with Thea Gill
  • Audio Commentary with Writer Sam Hamm
  • Fantasy Film Festival: Mick Garris Interviews Joe Dante
  • Trailers
  • Still Gallery
  • Joe Dante Bio
  • Screenplay (DVD-ROM)
  • Screensaver (DVD-ROM)

Premiering on the Showtime cable network in October 2005 to critical and public acclaim, each one-hour "Masters of Horror" film elevates the genre to a new standard in terror, written and directed by some of the genre’s leading practitioners.

Anchor Bay Entertainment is promoting "Masters of Horror" on DVD with a multi-level marketing campaign including interactive on-line promotions, national television, genre/industry print advertising and a partnership with national cable network American Movie Classics. Additionally, the film will be cross-trailered on upcoming Anchor Bay DVD releases.

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